Board of Directors

Dr. Robert H. Meehan, CBP, CCP
Bob’s experience includes leadership and consulting positions in compensation and benefits, and spans several industries, including high technology, financial services, consumer products, and electric utilities. Bob’s focus has been on assisting businesses develop and implement compensation and benefit solutions that improve the value of the business and the employment value proposition. He has taught leadership, HR and compensation and benefits courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Bob earned his Doctorate from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. Bob is a founding member of ATRA and has served as a Vice President, Board Member and Chair of the Speakers’ Committee. He holds the CBP and CCP designations. He is a current WorldatWork member, a former board member and was a WorldatWork faculty member for 20 years. Bob has served on SHRM’s Compensation and Benefits Committee, as well.

Korin Giordano
Vice President
Korin has over 20 years of experience in all facets of Human Resources and is a seasoned Compensation professional. Her background includes both generalist and compensation roles in several industries, including healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and retail. Korin is part of PetSmart’s Compensation team where she consults with several groups helping them develop programs that drive key business metrics. Her passion is partnering with operational leaders, to match business needs with targeted reward programs. Korin earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Rutgers University.

Judith L. Clinton, CCP, SPHR 
Judy has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Compensation, which has enabled her to successfully design and implement HR and compensation processes aligned with company missions and values in for-profit, not-for-profit, start-up, retail and manufacturing organizations. She is currently the Manager of Compensation for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which encompasses a population of 3,500 employees. Judy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati and has completed post-graduate work in Human Resources and Business Management. She holds the CCP and Lifetime SPHR designations. Judy is a founding member of ATRA and has served as the Secretary since its inception. She is a current member of WorldatWork and SHRM.

Connie Rank-Smith
Certification Liaison
Connie brings to the ATRA Board more than 30 years of human resources experience in all aspects of HR, most recently with a focus on compensation and rewards. She has successfully assisted two organizations in being awarded the Principal 10 Best Award recognizing those organizations for total compensation and rewards packages that ensure employee financial security. Connie recently retired from her AVP Total Compensation & Rewards role with Vantage West Credit Union. Connie has a Master's Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior and holds SPHR, CEBS, CMS certifications and has earned CEBS Fellowship status. She has a long history in SHRM local and State Council leadership in Wisconsin, was member of SHRM's Compensation and Benefits Committee, and was a HRCI Board Member and past Board Chair. As a member of ATRA, Connie has been instrumental in our receiving HRCI credits for our programs.

Sheila Krueger, CCP
Program Chairperson
Sheila snuck into HR through the technology door. Having perfected the RFP process for HRIS selection and installation, she just stayed in the HR department after the installation. Over the next 20 years, she achieved a broad level of experience in HR, focusing on the Total Rewards areas, including compensation, benefit, wellness, communication, and retirement accounts. The technical aspect of HR continues to be important in her work, and Technology Management was the emphasis of her recently-completed MBA. Communicating the HR narrative has become her super power. Sheila previously served as the VP for ATRA, helped transition the ATRA website from paperclips and duct tape to its new platform, and is also a World at Work member. After a brief stint in San Francisco tech, she has now returned to the Valley of the Sun, and is working for Televerde.

Priya Kapila
Priya is the Compensation Practice Leader at FMI Corporation, where she is responsible for leading the compensation consulting practice. She has considerable experience providing services that are largely focused on the areas of executive compensation, organization-wide salary structure development, and short-term and long-term incentive plan design. Prior to joining FMI this summer, Priya was the Senior Manager of Compensation Consulting for CBIZ, a national business services firm.  Priya is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  She is a member of WorldatWork and is the Past President of the Compensation and Benefits Network of Greater St. Louis..